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					Google Earth and Google Maps
David Jakes
dsjakes@gmail.com
Presentation Resources at: http://newtools.pbwiki.com/cartography
Del.icio.us resources for Google Maps: http://del.icio.us/djakes/googlemaps
Del.icio.us resources for Google Earth: http://del.icio.us/djakes/googleearth

Places to start: Google Earth blogs for Education:

Google Earth Blog: http://www.gearthblog.com
Google Earth Lessons: http://gelessons.com/
Juicy Geography: http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/blog/
Google Earth User Guide: http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/




Attribute                        Google Earth                      Google Maps
Available at:                    http://earth.google.com           http://maps.google.com

Installation                     Local installation required No installation-available
                                                             online.
Login Required/File              No login required to        Login required
Creation                         create files
Media embed code                 Yes, multiple formats:      Yes, YouTube only.
capable?                         YouTube, Slideshare,
                                 Dipity, uStream,
                                 Voicethread and others
Text, Image, Hyperlinks          Yes                         Yes
available?
Requires knowledge of            Yes, required to insert           No, onboard Rich Text
HTML                             imagery and hyperlinks            editor provides these
                                                                   capabilities
Specialized Applications         Yes: Google Sky,                  Yes, Streetview,
available in tool                Ocean, Mars, Moon                 Mapplets, and Personal
                                                                   Profile Page
KML and KMZ file                 Yes, both are available           Only KML file creation is
creation?                                                          available
Export to the other?             Yes                               Yes
Community Support                Yes                               Yes
Educational Lesson files         Yes                               Yes
available online

				
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